In general, the military is a dangerous occupation—-especially during times of war. Some military jobs, however, get little attention, but have service members living their lives on the edge. Scroll down for more.
Someone had to clear the beach for amphibious invasions and it was going to take experts. I was one of them.
Nick Cannon can do it all. He’s an actor, rapper, DJ, writer, producer, director and host of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. He can now add USO tour veteran to his resume.
While the command doesn’t get lots of 911-type calls, they do receive many requests for demonstrations of their expertise.
Welcome to Bridgeport, California, the only place in the United States that offers a high altitude, cold-weather training environment for Marines.
During her years with Warner Brothers, Ann Sheridan toured with the USO to entertain GIs overseas.
In the Philippine jungle, Clay Conner Jr. ran with the panicked zeal of a hunted animal. He sloshed through rice paddies, splashed across muddy drainage canals and threaded his way through leaves the size and thickness of B-17 props.
During Air Force Major Sean Cross’ first flight into the storm that became Hurricane Katrina, he and his crew asked themselves why they were even tasked for the mission. By his second flight, the questions were answered.
Test pilots live their professional lives on the edge, but not the edge of death. It’s the leading edge, where knowledge, preparation and experience combine to help make pilots’ jobs safer.
Despite a drooping eyelid, chronic tonsillitis, a maimed little finger and “the evil effects of too much bug juice and too many cigarettes,” Parsons served two nations with distinction.
Has the USO touched your life in some way? We would love to hear about it.